Ralph Lindell Burkey was born on December 1, 1947 in Carbondale Ill. After a four-year stint in the USAF, including a tour of duty in Viet Nam, he saw an ad in the Newspaper for auditions at Abilene Community Theater, auditioned, and was cast in his first production, as Henri in "My Three Angels".
He did many shows at ACT, and performed his first Shakespeare in the Summer Shakespeare Festival in Odessa, TX in 1974. In the fall of 1974, he helped found Abilene Repretory Theater and acted there until the summer of 1977, when he moved to Fort Worth, TX.
Over the next 30-plus years, he performed at Fort Worth Community Theater, Stage West, Theater Arlington, Circle Theater, The Dallas Opera, and the Fort Worth Opera..
In 2013 he was performing in "Thank You, Jeeves" at Stage West when he started auditioning for film.
He lives in Fort Worth, Texas with his wife and son.
Made with Love
Film (Short and Drama) Actor Story is inspired by TRUE EVENTS.
Film (Drama) Actor Life is normal for James. He works out at the gym, commutes to work, teaches school, picks up groceries, returns to his suburban home, eats dinner with his wife, and wakes up the next morning to do it all over again. Everything is as it should be. His world is peaceful, calm and happy. Or is it? Never one to think much about the future, James begins to take note of the warning signs all around him that seem to point to impending doom and the collapse of society. After considering all the awful things that could happen, James decides to prepare for the worst. But there is just one problem... he has no idea where to start. Enlisting the help of his wife Sarah, James embarks on a quest to be ready for anything without spending all his money, losing the respect of his friends, or becoming a survivalist freak.
Television (Drama and Thriller) Actor Currently, Texas has the most signatures of any state requesting to leave the union. Digital ELW Films explores the "What If?", and brings to you a dark take on an unimaginable situation.
In Solitude with Me
Film (Short) Actor After his wife falls into an irreversible coma, Julian Emerson consults with the experimental neurosurgeon, Dr. Cunningham, for alternative ways to preserve consciousness. As Amanda's life slips away, Julian is left to struggle with his own mortality at the end of the doctor's scalpel.
Mustache Mike at the Funeral
Film (Short and Comedy) Actor Mike finally gets to meet Stephanie's family, unfortunately it's at a funeral.
No Dreams of Tomorrow
Film (Short, Drama, Family and Sci-Fi) Actor When Jessica learns of the nearing apocalypse in church, she loses hope in the future. But when she meets the easy-going Randy, he helps her rediscover her dreams.
The Glass Owl
Film (Short, Comedy and Crime) Actor Police are befuddled by an old-school burglar who seems to be stuck in the 1920s. When he takes a hostage, they're forced to call in a long-retired officer to negotiate - and translate.